~ interesting find I came across while reading this morning, enjoy ~ he heated debate in the United States over immigration often raises questions about the economic value—or cost—of the nation's immigrants. Some policymakers blame foreign-born workers for taking coveted jobs and slowing wage growth. Others argue that immigrants in the workforce fuel innovation; bring … Continue reading State economies most and least impacted by immigration
Why California's new solar mandate could cost new homeowners up to an extra $10,000 Starting next year, every new home built in California will have something extra on top. Recently, California became the first state in the nation to make solar mandatory for new houses. Beginning in 2020, newly constructed homes must have solar panels, … Continue reading California’s New Solar
Birds of a Feather Flock Together: Homeowner Ages in America People flock to different areas for a variety of reasons, but there's a trend age-wise. Which states have the highest homeowner age average, and which have the lowest? A recent LendingTree report that uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey ranked the … Continue reading Baby Boomers and Millennials are moving where?
What do you think it is in your state? This map shows how much it costs to own a home in every US state There are an estimated 76.7 million homeowners in America, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which recently released its 2013-2017 American Community Survey five-year estimates. Their homes are worth a median … Continue reading Median Home Price
The most expensive city in every state Most Americans would likely agree that their lifestyle choices and financial security are dictated largely by their income. Income, however, is only one half of the equation. The other half is the price of goods and services. The cost of everyday necessities -- such as groceries, transportation, and … Continue reading The most expensive city in every state
These Tax Laws Are Holding Back California’s Housing Market The state’s efforts to save homeowners money are now keeping many of them locked in their homes — and potential buyers locked out. By Virginia Postrel July 15, 2018 9:00 AM Would you leave? Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Forty years ago last month, Californians passed Proposition 13, … Continue reading California’s Housing Market
With no letup in home prices, the California exodus surges The median sale price for a home in California is more than double that in the rest of the nation DMAMBMCMDMEMGPREVIEWZGZQZRZSZTZUSay goodbye to Hollywood, Billy Joel sang in 1976. Now, in the midst of a deepening housing crisis, thousands of people are following that advice. … Continue reading California Exodus
Local Borrowing Trends Released – Can Inland Empire Households Survive Rising Interest Rates? Inland Empire, CA – Can Inland Empire consumers absorb higher lending costs for purchasing homes, making repairs, remodeling, buying automobiles, attending school, surviving life events, and other borrowing decisions if interest rates continue rising as expected? “It depends,” said Dwight Johnston, chief economist for the … Continue reading Can Inland Empire Households Survive Rising Rates?
~ what do you think? ~ Why I’m Investing in Affordable Housing for the Long Haul by Gus Ross | BiggerPockets.com By Gus Ross updated April 30, 2018 Commercial Real Estate When you get started in real estate, it is best to choose a focus. That’s what I did. I decided I wanted to help … Continue reading Investing in Affordable Housing
~ did someone say dessert? ~ The Most Iconic Dessert From Every State Click through this gallery and let me know if you favorite is on the list or not. ~ BTW I know of a couple of awesome spots for CA's nearby if you are in the mood ~